OSU sweeps Iona, OU wins, ORU loses
BY Staff Reports
Sunday, March 17, 2013
3/17/13 at 7:48 AM
After an easy win, the second game became tougher for Okalhoma State against Iona on Saturday.
But the Cowboys still won both games at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium in Stillwater, the first was a 16-0 run-rule victory and the second was a 6-1 triumph.
OSU is 16-3 and has won each of its five weekend series this season.
The Cowboys cruised to a win in Saturday's opener, scoring seven runs over the first three innings and then putting the game away in the fourth with a nine-run rally in which they sent 14 hitters to the plate and collected six hits.
Tanner Krietemeier and Zach Fish did the majority of the damage at the plate in the first contest, a game in which the Cowboys racked up 16 hits, as each went 3-for-3 with a pair of RBIs. Victor Romero added three RBIs in the blowout.
With plenty of offense behind him, junior Mark Robinette picked up his first-career win. The righty worked six scoreless innings, allowing just three hits and striking out five.
"(Robinette) came out really aggressive, and you could see that in his demeanor today," said OSU head coach Josh Holliday. "He attacked them with his fastball-slider combination."
A win in the nightcap would not come as easily for the Pokes.
In the top of the first, Iona plated its first run of the series on an RBI single by Matt Kriss to give the Gaels a 1-0 lead against Randy McCurry.
That lead would hold until the sixth as Iona starter Steve Basile blanked the Cowboys through the first five innings.
But Fish led off the sixth with a single, a hit that knocked Basile from the game, and the Cowboys wound up scoring three that inning. OSU added three runs in the eighth.
OU beats Northwestern State: Four players posted multi-hit efforts to propel No. 17 Oklahoma to a 7-2 win over Northwestern State at L. Dale Mitchell Park in Norman, giving the Sooners (16-4) the weekend series victory over the Demons (9-12).
Fullerton slides past ORU: Nate Goro had a solid day at the plate, but it wasn't enough as the Oral Roberts fell to No. 8 Cal State Fullerton at home, 6-2. Goro finished with a pair of hits and a walk and drove in a run.
ORU senior Drew Bowen (0-2), earned the loss. Fullerton got to Bowen with two runs in the top of the first. He went four innings and allowed three runs.